Upward Trending

DCurrent

Site Owner, OpenBOR Project Leader
Staff member
Hey all, I just had a look at this year's weekly stats, and I'm happy to see we're trending upward. The climb is shallow, but it's there. Keep those posts, reactions, comments, and projects coming!

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Also don't forget to share using the the social links.

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Remember, the more traffic we have, the more talent we attract, which means more content, more games, and more fun. It also makes us better at promoting your stuff too. We're small, but we're here, and we're still growing!

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DCurrent

Site Owner, OpenBOR Project Leader
Staff member
I got a little curious and dug up this old wayback snapshot when we were still on Lavalit, shortly before SX's server died and I moved us here. From 2006 to 2012, the site amassed ~70,000 posts and 18,000 members.

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To compare, currently ChornoCrash sits at 79,000 posts and change, with 6000+ members.

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On the surface, it would appear we're losing traffic, but it's actually the opposite. Much of Lavalit's stats are bots that inflated the numbers. ChronoCrash stats are real members and real traffic.

Lavalit also operated in the peak of the forum and home-brew era. We didn't have to compete with Discord, Reddit, Steam, Gamejolt, and other big name aggregates back then. Unity and GitHUB weren't really a thing yet, and Mugen users were still stuck in their echo chambers. Now Forums are viewed as quaint, Unity and Unreal have a duopoly on game development, and anyone not using those two are trying to reinvent the wheel.

Yet here we are, still growing slowly but surely. It's awesome to see and I'm hoping this year continues the trend. Discord is not your friend. GameJolt is not your friend. None of the big aggregators are. They want to monetize your traffic - I want to harness your talent. The more we grow, the more everyone benefits. Keep posting, keep sharing, keep playing! :)

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